11-19-2014, 12:16 PM
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Question for all the UK gents. Is Jermyn Street in London as good as it looks with the wet shaving & gentlemens clothing store fronts I've seen online?Babeando I wander what a trip from Texas to London would cost?Hmm Whatever the cost I think it would be worth it. BUCKET LIST!
I've never been to London but I have been entertaining the idea as of late. I think it would be great to travel to different countries and I envy the guys that are able to do it on a regular basis.Bow

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 11-19-2014, 02:02 PM
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I could spend 6 months there and just scratch the surfaceConfused of London shopping
There is the basement silver center- the underground centre for all things Sterling and a famous shopping center of independent shops- and my mind just went blank- where even talking loudly will get a polite remonstrance from matrons.
Used bookstores, antique shops, Harrods and Selfridges......
SIGH, and I've been looking on EBAY this afternoonFacepalm

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 11-19-2014, 07:31 PM
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There are certain cities that are like no others. New York, Paris, and London are always the first three that come into my mind. Yes, London is a must see. As Kav stated, six months and you'd only scratch the surface. A wonderful place.

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 11-19-2014, 07:48 PM
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Film critic the late Roger Ebert wrote a book about his experiences over the decades of visiting London and discovering new insights into the city upon each new visit. If you can find a copy of his The Perfect London Walk, it's a good read. There are also essays on his website about these visits. Some here:

http://www.rogerebert.com/life-itself/st...ondon-walk

http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal...rambulator

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 11-19-2014, 09:53 PM
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Ron, thanks for the info! Smile

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 11-20-2014, 01:30 AM
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a hot tip for a fantastic and cheap/silent/clean/safe place to stay in london is fleet river.

it's only 4 (or 6) small apartments (not that small - perhaps 30-40 sqm) with full kitchen with everything you can possibly need - in a good spot in the middle of the city. i am quite sure you cannot find anything better for at least 2 times the price in all of london.

from norway it's often only $100 for a return ticket, so an equally good price for accomodation means i can go bananas shopping Biggrin

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 11-20-2014, 03:26 AM
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SWMBO and I love London and whenever we're there I make sure to take a slow meander along Jermyn Street, the Picadilly Arcade and the Burlington Arcade. We also like to stroll Oxford Street and Regent Street. But there is a great deal more to do and see in London than shopping. London, Paris and Rome, in that order are my favourite cities. Samuel Johnson summed up London very well "...when a man grows tired of London, he grows tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." You won't be disappointed by a visit to London.

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